Joe Carter

Joe Carter is a Senior Editor at the Acton Institute. Joe also serves as an editor at the The Gospel Coalition, a communications specialist for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and as an adjunct professor of journalism at Patrick Henry College. He is the editor of the NIV Lifehacks Bible and co-author of How to Argue like Jesus: Learning Persuasion from History's Greatest Communicator (Crossway).

Posts by Joe Carter

PowerLinks 04.15.16

The Fed ‘is a god that has failed’ George Gilder, CNBC Why does Wall Street keep recovering after recessions but the economy seemingly never does? The Sanders-Pope Francis ‘moral economy’ could hurt the income inequality fight Charles Lane, Washington Post Democratic socialist presidential candidate Sen. Continue Reading...

Tesla Motors Releases a Car for the Masses That Runs on Coal

Electric cars are not a new invention, nor are they as popular as they once were. (They debuted in 1890 and by 1900 electric cars accounted for around a third of all vehicles on the road.) But over the past decade, thanks to Elon Musk and Tesla Motors, electric cars have become much more interesting. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.14.16

Minimum Wage: Is Job Loss Acceptable? Ryan Young, RealClearPolicy Finally, some minimum-wage advocates are acknowledging the policy’s tradeoffs. New School economics professor David Howell recently asked the Washington Post, “Why shouldn’t we in fact accept job loss?” He calls for a “living wage” mandate for some, even if it hurts others. Continue Reading...

Money and Moral Absolutes

In medieval Europe merchants would often write Deus enim et proficuum (“For God and Profit”) in the upper corners of their accounting ledgers or A nome di Dio e guadangnio (“In the Name of God and Profit”) on partnership contracts. Continue Reading...

Rev. Sirico: Pope Francis’s Love Letter to the Family

“What the pope has brought forth is honest, timely and sensitive,” writes Rev. Robert A. Sirico, co-founder and president of the Acton Institute. “Amoris Laetitia explores some complicated pastoral situations that any confessor will know all too well: challenges of how weak and fallen people can authentically live the faith.” In the Detroit News, Rev. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.13.16

Meet The Most Influential Poverty Fighter You’ve Never Heard Of NPR He was an accountant for Big Oil. Then came the cyclone of 1970. Sir Fazle Hasan Abed found a new calling — and came up with an idea that could be key to ending extreme poverty. Continue Reading...

Are We Better Off If We Buy Local?

Does spending more money locally keep money in the community, creating jobs and improving the economic situation of our immediate neighbors? Probably not. Economist Don Boudreaux shows that if we bought everything because it was “local” (rather than because it was the best product or service) we would just be voluntarily making ourselves poorer. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 04.12.16

Why Are Companies Taking Sides Against Religious Liberty? William Ligon, Wall Street Journal The American Founders believed religious liberty to be so essential that they enshrined it in the First Amendment. Continue Reading...